Miniseries: Patrick Melrose
Benedict Cumberbatch is predictably outstanding as the title character in this British drama. The fifth and final episode airs tonight, and if you haven’t been following along, do yourself a favour and catch up – the entire series is available on ABC iview. Already battling a near-crippling alcohol addiction and the demise of his marriage and separation from his children, Melrose now has to deal with the death of his mother (a grossly overqualified Jennifer Jason Leigh) and the complicated feelings that come with that. Aussie Hugo Weaving also appears in flashbacks as Melrose’s despicable father.